• Contact Information

  • Title: Associate Professor of Spanish
  • Office Location: MRP 2041
  • Office Hours: Fall 2015: M & W 2:30 to 3:30 and T and Th 1:30-2:30 pm (NEED TO SIGN IN)
  • E-mail:
  • Office Phone: 916-278-6286
  • Mailing Address: Sacramento State University, World Languages and Literatures Department, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6087
  • This page updated: September 12, 2015:

Courses that I teach

FALL 2015:

SPRING 2016:

  • SPAN 1A - Syllabus - Outline
  • SPAN 1B- Syllabus - Outline
  • SPAN 102 - Syllabus

Professional Experience

María Mayberry, Associate Professor of Spanish, is a native of Monterrey, Mexico.  She received her BA, MA, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, where she specialized in Spanish Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition.  Before Texas she studied in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, where she received the degree of Licenciada en Ciencias de la Comunicación in 1981. She teaches Civilization and Culture of Spain, Spanish Grammar, Phonetics and Applied Linguistics as well as beginning Spanish courses. Her research focuses in understanding the difficulties faced by adult L2 language learners when processing speech. Her commitment to teaching and researching Spanish as a second/foreign language is rooted in her own experiences as an adult language learner. Prof. Mayberry joined the Foreign Language Department at CSUS in Fall 2006 with six years of experience teaching Spanish at the University of Texas at Austin.

Professional Affiliations

American Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

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